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Bill Fornshell (bfornshell) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern Texas
About Me I have been a member here since 24 August, 2003.

I believe in SUL and Lighter, Backpacking, and make most of my own gear. If you have a question about something I have made you can read about most of it here or on my Blog.

Please Note:

I don't make things for other people. Thanks for asking but the answer to all, is NO.
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All Forum Posts by Bill Fornshell

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Re: 3M 9460
Hi, I have made a lot of gear using Cuben Fiber and never really used glue or tape, always sewed it. The only time I used one of the different glue products was for the neck on my Poncho / Ta...

In Make Your Own Gear » 5.5oz Cuben tarp with carbon tieouts
May 21, 3:20pm

Re: Re: Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
David Drake said: "The Osprey Exos series is an exception, and uses what is basically a lightweight external frame. So, what would it take to make an Exos-like pack with carbon fiber? Yo...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 04, 6:06pm

Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes Check out this link and others hidden within the thread: (You will need to do a cut-n-paste for the link)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
December 19, 11:10am

Re: working with cuben fiber
Hi BG, It sounds like you have read some or many of my old threads. I don't know if you were able to find the Cuben Fiber - Q&A thread but here is the link. It may be outdated for to...

In Make Your Own Gear » working with cuben fiber
December 17, 2:03pm

The following was posted here back on 10/29/2005. The general idea could work for your "Inner Booties" just made out of a different material. Quote: I have been working on a patter...

December 10, 5:23pm

Re: I need tips for sewing webbing!
Hi Derek, I just found this thread and was wondering how long it would take you to get back to the comment about 'Denim Needles". My first sewing machine was a sort of cheap Walmart ...

In Make Your Own Gear » I need tips for sewing webbing!
August 14, 8:31pm

Re: What would YOUR SUL thru-hike gear list look like?
Hi Mark, Good question and I will be following along with your thread. I have been "medically grounded from hiking" for several years now but things may be changing. I should d...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What would YOUR SUL thru-hike gear list look like?
August 04, 11:34am

Re: MYOG Chinese style conical hat
Hi, Check out page 2 of this thread: Cone Hat I have a Japanese conical hat and made one like I show in the thread. You need some kind of head band attached to the inside of the hat ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Chinese style conical hat
June 13, 5:43pm

Re: The TFD Pot Lifter
Henk, You did a great job on your Pot Lifter. This demonstrates how being able to make some of your own gear helps lower your pack weight and now you have a tool made for the job it is being ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Lifter - MYOG
May 15, 6:12pm

Which Pencil for the JMT?
Hi, My local library has small cups of those short pencils on the counter for taking notes with. Try a library near you. But, for me and the rest of my "Cuben" based gear I just to...

In GEAR » Which Pencil for the JMT?
May 15, 6:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Bill Fornshell

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BMW (BPL) UL 60 Balaclava
Cocoon UL 60 Balaclava - Multi-Purpose - 5/5 I have had my Cocoon Balaclava since they first shipped. When I got it I was in the middle of several things and just looked it over, put it on, bless...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
July 08, 10:08pm

OR (Outdoor Research)
During the planning for my AT Hike this coming January I got out my old OR Advanced Bivy. I had used it only a few times after I bought it about 10 years ago and wanted to have a good look at it set ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 29, 4:41pm Premium Membership
1. Being able to have a picture and a little information about us all and a possible way to send a private email to other members. 2. A list of all our replies to threads in date order. This alone ...

In Books and Media
October 27, 8:16pm

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I have to agree with everyone about the Patagonia DragonFly. I bought 2 on a close-out sale for $29.95 each. You can't hardly beat that for a really great piece of gear.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 19, 9:22am